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The Screaming Stone

J.P. Osterman (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-6605-8 ©2011
Price: $16.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 0 pages
Category/Subject: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure

Marcie’s a trouble maker. Robbie is wild. Breaking into their ancestor’s tombstone, they unearth a treasure map that kick starts them into a fantasy world fueled by their grandparent’s Irish stories.

Meet mischievous Marcie, part of a family with large secrets. Trying to make sense of her mother’s crazed actions, Marcie looks to her strange cousin Robbie and the adults around her for direction. After dead Uncle Charlie’s funeral, they embark on a quest to find answers to questions that have puzzled their family since the Civil War. Sifting through lies, secrets, and Irish folk tales, Marcie believes “The Screaming Stone” contains the magic to uncover the truth and lead them to the hidden treasure.

You’ll have to read “The Screaming Stone” yourself to find out what treasure they really find.

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Customer Reviews

  A wild sense of adventure , 06/28/2011
Reviewer: Margo Nauert
Every family has secrets, but the McCarten family has a few more than most. Irish folklore combined with lies and secrets that span generations comprise J. P. Osterman's middle-grade novel, The Screaming Stone . Marcie and her older, teenage cousin Robbie have a wild sense of adventure. Longing to be future spies, Robbie and Marcie work together to uncover their family's secrets in hopes that by finding the truth they will one day bring peace and order to the McCarten family. Read the complete review on my blog:

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  A good Book for Teens , 06/28/2011
Reviewer: Jeremy
"I have finished reviewing your newest book. In my opinion, it does a great job of showing the ingenuity of people with Asperger's Syndrome … this is a great book. Thank you for honoring me with the privilege of reviewing it.” Jeremy, a Texas teen

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  A Treasure in Itself , 07/04/2011
Reviewer: Tanya Savko
If you’ve just picked up The Screaming Stone, you are in for a fun and intriguing ride! Teenage Marcie her cousin Robbie stumble across a mysterious key in the family’s cemetery plot. Along with the key comes a cryptic poem with instructions to find a treasure. Together with Marcie’s younger brother Frankie, the kids embark on a hunt not only for the treasure, but also to gain some answers to family secrets and an understanding of why their family members act the way they do. When their beloved grandfather steps in to help with the search, he sheds some light on questions and problems that have plagued the family for years. J.P. Osterman tells an engaging story, full of Irish folklore and family secrets, that has you turning pages and staying up into the night eager to find out what happens next!

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  Fascinating - The Screaming Stone , 07/04/2011
Reviewer: Gavin Bollard
I found the writing style to be quite different from the breezy style of J K Rowling but J P Osterman has a long history as an English and writing teacher. She seems to have pitched the book at the early teen and older readers. At about 300 pages, the book isn't overly long and a lot happens within its pages. While this is a mystery/adventure novel, it's a long way from the formula fiction one usually finds in young adult books on this subject such as The Three Investigators, Trixie Beldon, The Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown. This is good because although I'm not against formula fiction which is great for fledgling readers, it does tend to restrict the learning of older readers. The events in the screaming stone are far less predictable and the characters are "multi-dimensional and real. It's an obvious choice for reading development in kids who enjoy mystery fiction. Please read the whole review at:

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